RecycleMatch, waste stream profiteering

RecycleMatch matches companies with waste products and companies who want that waste in their manufacturing and production processes.¬† The website acts as a confidential¬† clearinghouse where companies list their non-hazardous materials; other companies and organizations can then search the site for materials that match their needs and purchase them at a reduced cost. Their case studies cite one company’s 600 lb. bales of paint rollers becoming another company’s raw material for auto fabrics; 1000 glass windows being used as material by a counterop manufacturer; old vinyl billboards used to produce decorative shopping bags.¬† RecycleMatch charges a fee for facilitating the transaction.

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